The Cobban Bridge

The Cobban Bridge (HM88G)

Location: Jim Falls, WI 54748 Chippewa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 6.353', W 91° 12.589'

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The Cobban Bridge, constructed in 1908 by the Modern Steel Structural Company of Waukesha, is a two-span Pennsylvania overhead truss type bridge and is the oldest of its kind in Wisconsin. Originally it crossed the Chippewa River just upstream from its junction with the Yellow River. The bridge was dismantled during the construction of the Wissota Dam in 1916, and through the efforts of Oscar Anderson, a Cobban store owner, the bridge was acquired to be placed on land donated by S.C.F. Cobban. During the winters of 1916 and 1917, the dismantled bridge was hauled here by horse and sled, with the movers receiving one dollar per ton for the fifteen mile trip. Footings were placed by the L.G. Arnold Company and reconstruction was done by Cromby and Thallacker of Milwaukee in 1918-19. The ferry that had provided a crossing to Cobban was discontinued, replaced by the Cobban Bridge, which was soon nicknamed the "Little Wagon Bridge."
HM NumberHM88G
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number278
Year Placed1986
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:12pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 640833 N 4996271
Decimal Degrees45.10588333, -91.20981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 6.353', W 91° 12.589'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 6' 21.18" N, 91° 12' 35.34" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3022 Cty Tk K, Jim Falls WI 54748, US
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